Throwback Interview: Dayton Ward (2009)

Throwback Interview: Dayton Ward (2009)

Dayton Ward is a novelist and popular Star Trek author, whose credits include Star Trek:  Vanguard:  Summon the Thunder, The 4400:  Wet Work, and Star Trek:  The Next Generation:  A Time to Harvest / A Time to Sow (all co-written with Kevin Dilmore), as well as The Last World War.  Dayton Ward takes some time out of his schedule to participate in The Ten and discuss his latest novel, Star Trek:  Vanguard:  Open Secrets, as well as writing in general, fandom, and more.

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Throwback Interview: Simon Guerrier (2008)

Throwback Interview: Simon Guerrier (2008)

Simon Guerrier is the author of various stories, audio dramas, and novels, including The Wake and Summer of Love for the Bernice Summerfield audio drama range, The School for the Sapphire and Steel series, and the Doctor Who novels The Time Travellers and his most recent, The Pirate Loop (featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha). Among his other duties, he has edited several short story collections and produces the Bernice Summerfield audio drama range. Mr. Guerrier was kind enough to participate in The Ten.

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Throwback Interview: Geoffrey Thorne (2007)

Throwback Interview: Geoffrey Thorne (2007)

Geoffrey Thorne is no stranger to the world of Star Trek fiction. He got his first professional taste by winning the second prize in the Strange New Worlds VI contest for his story “The Soft Room”. He has gone on to have his stories published in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager anniversary anthologies, as well as writing and producing an acclaimed online series, The Dark. Geoffrey Thorne’s first novel, Sword of Damocles, is the fourth novel in the Star Trek: Titan series and will be released in December. He recently took time out of his schedule to participate in The Ten.

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Throwback Interview: Keith R. A. DeCandido (2007)

Throwback Interview: Keith R. A. DeCandido (2007)

Keith R. A. DeCandido is a fan-favorite author of numerous novels for various franchises, including Star Trek, Resident Evil, and World of WarCraft, as well as an original novel, Dragon Precinct. As a freelance editor, he has worked on Star Trek and Doctor Who anthologies, as well as the editor of the Star Trek eBook series Corps of Engineers. DeCandido was kind enough to participate in The Ten

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Throwback Interview: Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin (2006)

Throwback Interview: Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin (2006)

Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels are some of the most popular writers for the Star Trek novel range. Their books include The Sundered, Mission Gamma Book Three: Cathedral, and the Star Trek: Titan novels Taking Wing (a USA Today Bestseller book) and The Red King, among others. Their work extends outside the scope of Star Trek, including short stories, comics, and DVDs. They were kind enough to participate in The Ten.

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Throwback Interview: Richard Dinnick (2006)

Throwback Interview: Richard Dinnick (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

Richard Dinnick started his writing career in 1986 on that most prestigious of titles, the Esher News Mail. From there a career in journalism beckoned. He decide to concentrate on the business arena and joined Director magazine as its editorial assistant. Richard has subsequently written for many publications ranging from the Sunday Express and FHM to Nursery World and Caterer & Hotelkeeper. He is also the author of The Internet Atlas published in 2000 and A History of the Internet is still in the works. Richard has also had a short story, “Neptune”, published in Big Finish’s Doctor Who anthology, Short Trips: Solar System, as well as a Space: 1889 audio play, The Lunar Inheritance, released by Noise Monster. His first Sapphire and Steel audio drama, Surest Poison is due to be recorded and released later this year. He also has an agent interested in his novel, The Dream of Reason. Richard takes some time out of his schedule to immerse himself in The Ten

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Throwback Interview: John S. Drew (2006)

Throwback Interview: John S. Drew (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

While the first two authors I interviewed for The Ten have been well-established ones with several novels underneath their belts, I thought it would be prudent to shift the focus in the third installment. Here, I would be interviewing an author who is still up-and-coming, but having had several stories and/or novellas professionally published. John S. Drew is that man, developing a solid reputation in the circles of fandom with his audio drama work for Everlasting Films. John S. Drew was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule as a full-time teacher, writer, and family man to take The Ten.

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Throwback Interview: David Alan Mack (2006)

Throwback Interview: David Alan Mack (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

David Alan Mack is the fan-favorite author of several Star Trek novels, including A Time to Heal, A Time to Kill, Star Trek: Vanguard – Harbinger, and the upcoming Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Warpath. He has also written for television, comics, video games, and even an independent short film (which he directed as well). David Mack was kind enough to set aside some time to take The Ten.

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Throwback Interview: Lance Parkin (2006)

Throwback Interview: Lance Parkin (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

Q: How did you break into writing?

A: When I was twenty-two, I read a New Adventures novel – which shall remain nameless – thought it was awful, decided I could do better, spent three weeks putting together sample chapters for Just War, sent it in and – pretty much exactly a year to the day – it was commissioned. Er … that’s it. It’s not really a story of hardship, there were no twists or turns. I very much appreciate how lucky I was.

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